Science and Religion in Dialogue, Two Volume Set
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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“In sum, whereas there are a few papers that are ‘technical’, the vast majority will be interesting to the general reader, though profitable also to the scholar, as they are both thought-provoking and enlightening, Science and Religion in Dialogue offers an (almost) complete guide to most of the current thinking on the complementary disciplines of science and faith.” (The Heythrop Journal, 24 May 2013)"This excellent collection of papers was written by 12 philosophers and 14 scientists who participated in a five-year-long "Science and Religion" series held at five major Chinese universities. These world-class scientists, philosophers, and theologians engage in a genuine dialogue in their papers based on the idea that science and religion have things in common and enough of a common universe of discourse to participate in a meaningful exchange, since science and religion not only are logically compatible when both are properly understood and described, but also are complementary. An excellent introduction explains the focus for each of the 26 areas into which the papers are grouped. These sections range from "Has Science Really Destroyed Its Own Religious Roots?" to "Theories and Unobservables: The Realist/Nonrealist Debate in Science and Religion." Each paper is preceded by an abstract, and all but three of the writers are represented by three papers in a specific area. Documentation is excellent, and the second volume contains a glossary. This collection is an excellent resource for those wishing to explore the current state of dialogue between science and religion. Although a few of the papers are somewhat technical, interested general readers will find these essays very thought-provoking." (CHOICE, December 2010) "The essays in Science and Religion in Dialogue explode any naive notion about a simple monologue—in either direction—between 'science' and 'religion'. Drawing together accomplished scholars from across the sciences and humanities, this collection serves as an excellent introduction to key themes and issues at the nexus of philosophy, theology, and the sciences. The pithiness of the contributions and the breadth of topical coverage make this a fine resource for research or instructional purposes."
—Justin L. Barrett, University of Oxford
"This book is a treasure trove for recent dialogue in science and religion. It covers an enormous range of topics, featuring many of the leading figures who have written on these issues. Further, the writing is unusually accessible. No doubt this will be among the one or two leading volumes on science and religion for years to come."
—Robin Collins, Messiah College
"Science and Religion in Dialogue ranges widely, both in topics covered and in disciplines represented by expert contributors. Put these two elements together and you have a treasure trove of cogent reflection on topic after topic, issue after issue, in the contemporary dialogue."
—Keith E. Yandell, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"This collection of essays nicely puts the lie to the 'warfare model' and shows how fruitful dialogue between science and religion can be."
—Kenneth Kemp, University of St. Thomas